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by Mark Deeks
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Weird that she'd take her uncle's name. Guess they do it differently in the West Country/Empire.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

What is the worst claim to fame you have/have heard, or the most ridiculously underwhelming and/or tenuous celebrity spot you have made? Not good ones. Not "I am Robert De Niro's son" or "I once saw Judi Dench buying a croissant". I mean the worst celebrities and the worst celebrity encounters. The ...
by Mark Deeks
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

David Williams wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?
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by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130901

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It's a really shit name.
says Gavin Chipper
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

https://i.imgur.com/y7EadQu.png ... https://i.imgur.com/FYvDzih.png ... https://i.imgur.com/Kr2wN2H.png ... https://i.imgur.com/exw1vcy.png ... https://i.imgur.com/QkHxHSq.png Close enough. Zarte/Innis, you sly old dog/s. https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/samsung...
by Mark Deeks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130901

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why steal famous art? You can't display it or sell it to anyone who intends to display it, so where's the value?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: The first lexicographer

That was to Gev, by the way, not Fiona.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: The first lexicographer

How much of your life do you spend trying to portray me as a racist? It's got to be about 46%, surely.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: The first lexicographer

I tend to agree with you, but there does seem to be a facial likeness otherwise, so it's a poser.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: The first lexicographer

Prompted by your thread, I decided to look this up. A couple of seconds before Mary appears for the first time, there is a shot of the audience, and the women in that are thus the first women to appear on Channel 4, including - assuming they are a woman, never assume, etc - this really bored-looking...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 640
Views: 197399

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks who originally seemed to be the host took ages not understanding what I was saying before he finally got it
probably your fault tbh
by Mark Deeks
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 3135

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Well that sounds like a highly exploitable amount of unchecked power. Look forward to seeing contestants called things like Ray Flapjack and Jemima Pubes in short order.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 51979

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not obvious until someone tells you, but, listen carefully - Lady Gaga doesn't say "pah-pah-pah-poker-face-pah-pah poker face", but "pah-pah-pah-pah-poker-face-pah-pah fuck her face".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo#t=1m13s
by Mark Deeks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85580

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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Have a guess.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)

Levi Roots is famous and popular. "just some hopeful from Dragons Den" is shamelessly dismissive, yeesh. Doesn't matter how one gets started.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85580

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Dinos Sfyris, Phil Makepeace and Matt Morrison's beard have joined forces to create a new Gevin Chapwell sobriquet.

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisFuture/ ... 801824807/
by Mark Deeks
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129479

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who can't be arsed to put the shopping trolley back. Awful people, should be prosecuted.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Perfect Countdown player profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: Perfect Countdown player profile

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:14 am
As a famous Countdown champion once said, to be a Countdown champion you have to be either autistic or a cheeseball.
In related news, have you sent your application in yet?
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85580

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

I saw this bloke on TV today who looks just like Countdowny person Jimmy Carr. http://wiki.apterous.org/images/archive/3/3d/20191011161611%21Phil_Galsworthy.png (Edited - someone changed the wiki image) If he had a kid with Jim Jeffries. https://enthusiastnetwork.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/sites/5/20...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 6663

Re: How autistic are you?

I got 14, so I'm average for a woman. But also, autism doesn't exist. There is no biological difference that can be tested for that you can then look at and say "there's the autism bit. Should we cut it off or leave it in?" All psychological disorders are inventions for us to kid ourselves that peo...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 61542

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:53 pm
Robert Mugabe
Ginger Baker
Jake LaMotta
David Attenborough
Paul Gascoigne
Prunella Scales
Peter Sallis
Joost van der Westhuizen
Glen Campbell
Fernando Ricksen

Baker today makes 7 for 10, a dominant performance
by Mark Deeks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 6663

Re: How autistic are you?

I got 14, so I'm average for a woman. But also, autism doesn't exist. There is no biological difference that can be tested for that you can then look at and say "there's the autism bit. Should we cut it off or leave it in?" All psychological disorders are inventions for us to kid ourselves that peo...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 8593

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Ok... if they are gonna feature CD present / former staff members (and they SHOULD!!! :mrgreen: ) then we've got to have Susie vs Rachel... or if they wanted to do teams I think Susie & Jeff Stelling vs Rachel & Nick could make for a close contest. Great idea - all you need now is someone to do Sus...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 61542

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I'm not killing them off or anything, but the deaths of Fernando Ricksen and Robert Mugabe have made my lead here surely unassailable.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 5581

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

There's nothing wrong with Nickelback and the hatred is just a giant pile-on.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 12240

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

No, just the location.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 12240

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Your sheer convenience of locaiton is going to make you hard to beat at this game, to be sure.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 640
Views: 197399

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Also, the hat was a (particularly massive) sombrero. If anything, that speaks to my desire for greater inclusion and cultural diversity, and frankly I deserve a medal.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130901

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What's wrong with leaving the toilet seat up?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 640
Views: 197399

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I clearly refused anything paedoey, so good luck making that stick. As for your continued efforts to paint me as some kind of anti-semite, I don't think the mere mention of a massive hat gets it done, you racist.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 640
Views: 197399

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Brief cameo in an otherwise intricate yet boring dream about me owning a pizza shop - Apterous was now the cramped middle floor of a pub with spectacular cliff side views and a wall made entirely of windows. No word games were played, just darts. Andy Platt laid claim to the pencil for the word "int...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130901

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

While I get that sports fans like me indirectly spend a lot of money watching our favourite games, why the HELL do people directly give some serious amounts of money to online gaming streamers?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85580

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Andy Platt here featuring on a click-through list of people who don't look their age. Unfortunately, they meant the woman.

https://brightside.me/wonder-people/10- ... ge-360210/

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by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Streaming Movies

Most threads turn into discussions about masturbation at some point, but this one was especially quick to do so, well done team.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130901

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How is water wasted? My mum always used to have a go at me for wasting water, leaving taps on etc, but surely it just goes back into the system. Surely water is either in the human man made sewage/plumbing system, a river, the sea, the sky, or the ground making its way down to the water table? If it...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 125
Views: 41597

Re: Countdowners in the news

I think his point is that both are problems. Countdown is rendered unplayable by the high standard, and the drop is unwatchable because of the low one.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 78698

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Why thank you! It was a repeat, initially shown March 2016. No idea it was going to be shown until someone spotted it and told me. In hindsight, Singapore is far too small to have its own full race track, but I only had enough time to think "WHERE THE HELL IS MONACO" about three times before having ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 78698

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

That was me!
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 58374

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Einziger played the guitar and Blacc sang the words. The rest? I can't tell if you're trying to talk it down arbitrarily or if you really do not understand the role of a producer in electronic music. Move away from the idea that the "DJ" is the man who chooses what records get played at weddings, th...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 58374

Re: Deathwatch 2018

And who wrote the song? Who wrote the bass line, the drums, the synths, the intertwining melodies, the song structure?
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 58374

Re: Deathwatch 2018

In the genres you're talking about here, always.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 58374

Re: Deathwatch 2018

You really don't understand the role of producer?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Calpol Six Plus wasn't nearly quite the drink of the gods that pure uncut Moroccan Calpol was, though. Although neither was a patch on Tixylix. Kid drugs are awesome.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, answer my calls, I'm starting to feel unwanted.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 19552

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

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by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 19552

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton, you should probably know that quite a lot of us know each other outside of this forum and the show. We actually hang out in real life and stuff. So it's probably not a good idea to lie about things people have supposedly agreed to do, because we'll know. I mean it's a bad idea to lie in gene...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129479

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Missile Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 3199

Re: Missile Guidance

These are the glory days of C4C that I've heard so much about, are they?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7952

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Thanks Cathy!
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7952

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

You think? I don't for one minute believe he's simply an over excited 11 year old, and strongly suspect he's an immature young adult who is deliberately trolling the community. Even if you believe this - I don't, but I have no further information on it than you, so it's just my opinion - surely you...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7952

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

At this point posting a public message seems the obvious next step I agree with this..... and I can't see anything in Cathy's post that seems unreasonable in the circumstances. ...but not this. You don't think essentially saying I think you might be a paedo is a bit too brusque, considering? If con...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7952

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

If he's an 11 year old kid, then his parents need to get a grip on what he's doing online. Maybe so, but that's hardly what this thread was doing. Obviously yes I've seen his posts and obviously I've had PMs. But a heavy-handed "which of these weirdos are you?" approach does not sit right at all.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7952

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Right well congratulations Cathy for beating up on the vulnerable minor; had Ashton actually been a lonely or unwell man in accordance with your theory, and you pushed him over and flexed over him in this way, imagine what a lovely person you would have come across as. Ashton, dude, just slow down. ...
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, I'm available.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 5600

Re: Negative picking

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:51 pm
So
Unfortunate.
I knew there'd be some form of Gevspergers in response to my post at some point but I thought it'd be you pointing out the "me and Zarte" instead. What a wide range of needlessly pedantic comments you have, a real soldier to your cause.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 5600

Re: Negative picking

By the way, Zarte, if I've massively misrepresented what you said here, apologies and correct at will.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 5600

Re: Negative picking

It's not the weaker players that boo - it's the ones who have worked out all the stems and really want you to know that about them.